The Republic of Vietnam Historical Society (RVNHS) is a nonprofit historical group based in California. Our aim is to preserve and study the history of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), 1955-1975. RVNHS is affiliated with The Museum of History of the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces in Westminster, California. This blog is routinely updated with new acquisitions to the RVNHS Archive. Please feel free to contact us, and visit our website at: www.rvnhs.com
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Thuong Tiec Photograph
Photograph of Thuong Tiec, 1960s, RVNHS Archive.
From the RVNHS Archive, a rare original photograph of the Thuong Tiec (Mourning Soldier) statue, which stood at the entrance to the Republic of Vietnam National Military Cemetery in Bien Hoa. The statue was destroyed in 1975 by the Communist Vietnamese army, but has remained a potent symbol for the sacrifice of those who struggled for the cause of the Republic of Vietnam. A silhouette of Thuong Tiec is also the symbol used by RVNHS.